Casey's bill claims 460 children have died in tip-overs since 2000.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDKA) — U.S. Senator Bob Casey is sponsoring a bill to protect children from falling furniture.

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The STURDY Act — or the Stop Tip-Overs Of Unstable, Risky Dressers On Youth bill — would make stability standards for manufactures mandatory rather than voluntary. Companies would need to get their products tested for safety and stability before being sold.

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Casey’s bill claims 460 children have died in tip-overs since 2000. The bill also claims a child is injured that way every 46 minutes.

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In 2014, two little girls in Aliquippa, Ryeley and Brooklyn Beatty, were killed when a dresser fell on them. In 2017, a girl in New Kensington was hurt when an entertainment center fell on her.